Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Kempt

Posted on | August 6, 2010 | 2 Comments

Cadaverous regular customer: Got any ideas about ambulances?
Emily: Ambulances?
Cadaverous regular customer: Where’s that one from then?
Emily: I’m not sure.
Cadaverous regular customer: Ambulare. Latin.  To walk. Because they used to walk to hospital.
Emily: Ah, of course.
Cadaverous regular customer: And what about kempt?
Emily: Kent?
Cadaverous regular customer: Kempt. It’s from the Saxon.
Emily: Is it?
Cadaverous regular customer: You can be unkempt but why can’t you be kempt?
Emily: Good point.
Cadaverous regular customer: You’re looking very kempt today.
Emily: Thank you.

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2 Responses to “Kempt”

  1. koworld
    August 6th, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    I thought you were looking very kempt when you left the house this morning, too.

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  • "In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money."
    George Orwell